Rose Weilmuenster

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Rose Ann Weilmuenster, nee Coleman, 80, of Swansea, IL, born January 20, 1940, in East Saint Louis, IL, died Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Mrs. Weilmuenster was a lunch lady at Belleville Township High School East and West for many years. She was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.  She was very involved with her husband’s membership in the Korean War Vets and the VFW and was an active volunteer for the RJ Krause All Stars Sports Club. Rose was an avid bingo and poker player and enjoyed playing bingo at the Fairview Heights Senior Center. She made many dear friends at Bradford Place during her year living there. Above all, Rose loved spending time with her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Henry B. Weilmuenster, Sr. whom she married on March 11, 1967, and who died on January 11, 2015; her parents, Walter and Mary Margaret, nee Laughlin, Coleman; her siblings, Raymond Coleman, Mary (Ervin) Keuenhoff, Joan Madden, Margaret (Clifton) Burgess, Sarah (Jim) Burgess, and Jane Coleman; and two nephews, Bryan Madden and Darrell Madden.

Surviving are three sons, Tom (Tara) Weilmuenster, of Fairview Heights, IL,
Joe (Suzy) Weilmuenster of Smithton, IL, and Henry Jr. (Kim) Weilmuenster of Belleville, IL;
six grandchildren, Bradly, Jacob, Emma, Blake, Megan, and Claire Weilmuenster;
a sister, Gertrude (Carl) Werner of Millstadt, IL;
a brother-in-law, Fred Madden;
two sisters-in-law, Angeline Weilmuenster of Belleville, IL, and Mary (Ralph) Eilermann of New Baden, IL;
and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or to the Fairview Heights Senior Center.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, July 6, 2020, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, July 6, 2020, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Fr. James Thomas officiating.

Private burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Fairview Heights, IL.


8 Comments on Rose Weilmuenster

Richard & Samantha Burgess Jr. said : Guest Report Jul 05, 2020 at 6:21 PM

To Great Aunt Rose, We will miss the poker games. How you would win our stash of pennies and nickels only to give them back so we could play some more. With great love and heavy hearts.

  • Granite City
  • IL
Connie McCoy said : Guest Report Jul 03, 2020 at 4:04 PM

Dear Aunt Rose, Such a kind and sweet lady. You were always so good to Brooke and Lisa (and me)-we all loved you dearly. I'll never forget everyone gathering at your house to make Christmas cookies! You will be greatly missed. Deepest sympathies to her boys. She was a wonderful mother and I know you will all miss her terribly.

  • Lebanon
  • Il
Cindy Crowl said : Guest Report Jul 03, 2020 at 9:02 AM

So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to you and all your families ?

  • Belleville
  • IL
Richard Burgess said : Guest Report Jul 03, 2020 at 4:16 AM

To Aunt Rose I remember when I was small, And you were kind and sweet. You really haven't changed a bit. You put everyone at ease. I knew that you were thoughtful, And, today, you're still the same. You showed your love to others, And that has never changed. You've always been right there for us In good times and in bad. You laughed with us in happy times And cried with us in sad. You've always been a special aunt, As special as can be. More than that-you've been a friend, A cherished friend to me. Love your Ricky Roo

  • Red Bud
  • IL
Louis Pounds said : Guest Report Jul 02, 2020 at 10:00 PM

Our deepest condolences to all of you. We only have fond memories of Rose. She was a like a mom to me for so many years. Always welcoming and offering something to eat and eager to share her laugh.

  • Ballwin
  • MO
Mark Tottleben said : Guest Report Jul 02, 2020 at 6:30 PM

Rosie you will deeply be missed. My prayers go out to you boy's and your families. RIP.

  • Taylorsville
  • Illinois
Debra Worsham said : Guest Report Jul 02, 2020 at 4:45 PM

So sorry, so sad for our loss ☮

  • Cahokia
  • IL
Mary Coleman Cornwell said : Guest Report Jul 02, 2020 at 2:29 PM

Will miss very much Aunt Rose. You're a very special person

  • Cahokia

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